While Seattle winters are purported to be mild, as a transplant from the land of the deep freeze I say Seattle's damp climate can make 50 degrees feel like 5. Here's where I go to warm up.
Free onsite parking, deep water hydrofit and lap swims draw you in but the generously sized sauna keeps you coming back.
Daily lap swims and fitness classes (check out Katie's hydrofit on Sat) are why you are supposed to visit but the real draw for many is the use of a sauna.
Massage and saunas and cold plunges-oh my! Add a steam room, heated floors and welcoming staff and there is no place I'd rather spend a rainy day. Buy a punch card and save $2.50 a visit.
Twice a week Masters workouts draw some of the best swimmers in the region but non-competitive swimmers like me feel right at home. The large toasty sauna is a bonus.
Hot. Medium. Cold. Enjoy a pool at each temperature, a steam room and my favorite the palrika which bakes you to 200 degrees all before you retire to the nap room.